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Hispasat to Provide Connectivity for Colombian Leg of Ruta BBVA Trip

By Caleb Henry | July 24, 2015
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Ruta BBVA Expedition 2010. Photo: Ruta BBVA

[Via Satellite 07-24-2015] Hispasat has agreed to supply satellite communications to the Ruta BBVA organization, an educational and scientific program dedicated to strengthening ties between young Europeans and Latin Americans of the Iberoamerican Community of Nations, for the Colombian part of their journey. Ruta BBVA begins its trip in Spain on July 25, travelling though Avila, Leon and Galicia, before heading to Colombia in August to experience an “Adventure in the Country of Emeralds: the Magic Route of the Green Stones.” Once in Colombia, Hispasat will provide the organization, expedition members, and journalists with satellite broadband Internet access and IP telephone service, allowing them to broadcast information and transmit radio and video signals from their American locations.

This will be the 12th year that Hispasat has accompanied the Ruta BBVA as a satellite service provider. Many of the locations on the Ruta BBVA itinerary lack communications infrastructure, making satellite a necessity.